Tesla CEO Elon Musk is moving forward with his plans to acquire Twitter in a $44 billion deal. Despite threatening to pull out of the deal several times, Musk is seemingly transitioning into his role as CEO gradually as the deal slowly progresses. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Musk is set to address Twitter employees for the first time on Thursday. According to the report, employees were notified of the meeting on Monday and instructed to submit questions if interested. At this time, it is unclear what the meeting will address and how the questions will be screened.
Aside from his shaky commitment to going forward with the acquisition, Musk has also raised issues with Twitter’s workplace. Most notably, he took issue with the company’s work-from-home policy and called the brand’s offices “homeless shelters” because he assumed no one was coming to work in person.
Conversely, several issues have been raised regarding the workplaces that Musk has developed at his other companies. Most notably, Tesla employees have sued the company for racial discrimination and sexual harassment. In addition, Musk has also been accused of sexually harassing a flight attendant.
With issues being raised by both Musk and those in the Twitter workforce, it does not appear that this will be a smooth transition.